Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday  Mary 30, 1940
        TO  BE  HELD  FRIDAY
Funeral for Otis Yarnell to Be at
Ewing Chapel -- Burial at
          Funeral services for  Otis Yarnell,  a retired railway mail clerk and resident of Shelbyville since 1920, who died Tuesday night at his summer cottage at Camp Joy, west of Boggstown, will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. in the Charles M. Ewing chapel.  The Rev. Ernest L. Ford, pastor of the First Christian church will officiate.
          Burial will be made in Crown Hill cemetery at Indianapolis following short services in the cemetery chapel at 3:45 p.m.  Dr. Charles H. Winters, of Indianapolis, will officiate at the chapel services there.
          Mr. Yarnell, who was 82, had been in failing health the last nine years and became critically ill five days ago.  With his wife, he had removed to the cottage from their residence here three weeks ago.  His death was due to diabetes.
          The son of  Peter  and  Margaret McLean Yarnell,  Mr. Yarnell was born Aug. 14, 1857, in Steubenville, O.  On July 4, 1881, he married  Ada C. McLean, and to the union four children were born, one of whom died in infancy.  The others, who with the widow survive his death, are  Robert S. Yarnell and  Mrs. Irene Hamilton, both of Indianapolis and  Mrs. Sarah Y. Baird, of Shelbyville.  In addition, he is survived by five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
          Members of the First Christian church here, Mr. and Mrs. Yarnell previously lived in Irvington, an Indianapolis suburb, where Mr. Yarnell also was a charter member of Masonic Lodge No. 44.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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